AS-18-16 Assistant/Associate Professor, Physical Chemistry/Physics

Lebanon (LB)
Sep 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant/Associate Professor, Physical Chemistry/Physics

School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Natural Sciences
Campus: Beirut/Byblos
Expected Start Date: Fall 2018
Deadline for Applying:  September 17, 2017

Position Summary
The Department of Natural Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in physical chemistry/physics. The department is seeking a highly qualified and motivated full-time faculty member who is committed to innovative teaching, research, program development, academic advising and institutional and community service. Prospective candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in  physical chemistry or a PhD in physics with a concentration in thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, or material science. The successful candidate will have a proven publication track record in top tier journals alongside the ability to attract grant funding and is expected to teach a variety of courses.


  • Teach undergraduate courses in chemistry and physics
  • Be involved in the upcoming BS Applied Physics program through integrating the physical chemistry component into the physics program
  • Engage in scholarly work and research
  • Supervise senior year projects
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Engage in service to the department, the university and the profession
  • Additional duties may be set by the department in light of departmental needs and priorities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. from a recognized institution
  • Evidence of research productivity
  • Evidence of successful university teaching

The Department:
The Department of Natural Sciences ( is one of the seven departments of the School of Arts and Sciences ( at LAU. It offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology, a B.S. in Chemistry, a B.S. in Nutrition, and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Molecular Biology.

The University:
LAU has two campuses, one in Beirut and the other in Byblos, about 35 kilometers north of Beirut. LAU is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating in Lebanon under a charter from the Regents of the State University of New York, and is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (CIHE–NEASC). There are currently over 8,000 enrolled students at LAU.

Application requirements: 
Prospective candidates should apply electronically by sending a letter of intent and an updated CV. The CV should include the names, emails and phone numbers of two references. The application should be sent by email to, referring to positions AS-18-16.